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Re: Poor State of the Man Pages

Calle Dybedahl
November 29, 2003 09:42
Re: Poor State of the Man Pages
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>>>>> "H" == H Merijn Brand <H.Merijn> writes:

> If you regard 'info' files as documentation, I fully disagree. One
> has to be an emacs user to be able to read that

Not that I want to defend the info format, but that statement is
wrong. There are standalone info browsers available, and there has
been since at least the 1980s (the first one I ever used ran under
TOPS-20). One is included in the FreeBSD base system, even.

Given that, I don't think the info format does anything that HTML
doesn't do at least as well.
		    Calle Dybedahl <>
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